It’s a real test of willpower to wait until the class finishes before eating! The wait is worth it though; sitting down at the end of the session to savor your creations with a glass of Sicilian wine is my favorite bit.
Dominic was sensational! My husband and I had the best afternoon cooking and interacting with the class. Dominic made it fun and informative and his families restaurant is definitely a spot we will be returning to on our next trip to Taormina. Two thumbs up. Ps - a lot of food! Come hungry!
This was an amazing experience ! Loved every minute of it. Porto Messina restaurant and our chef were the best. We had no idea what to expect when we booked this tour four friends traveling to Sicily and it far exceeded our expectations. What a fun day !
The cooking class we took in Taormina was awesome! Our chef met with us and immediately took us to the local market where he spoke about the meal we were going to prepare. He gave us a lesson on the local produces, meats, and seafood. After we selected our produce and fish, we went to the restaurant and started our cooking class. Dominic's mother was there to assist us with the cooking class. We learned how to make their local version of Sicilian Eggplant dish called caponata, homemade tomato sauce, and several types of pasta. The four-hour class went quickly because you were in engage in every aspect of the class. We were also able to sample their local wines. I would highly recommend to class to anyone who is thinking about visiting Taormina.
Fantastic. Stefano led us a short distance to a narrow alley that brought us to the fresh markets where he showed us the fish and incredibly fragrant and colourful fruit and vegetables of the land. Back to the restaurant to sample the fresh seasonal fruits we had just gotten, before hitting the hot bricks of the pizza oven to make breads and pizzas like a local.
All the kitchen staff were enthusiastic and friendly, helping us to understand and appreciate their food. participating in the professional Kitchen production was like being part of the family - then we got to eat everything we made. Sensational morning and mum and I will treasure the memories forever.
An enjoyable, entertaining and instructive experience with Mimo and his family. Mimo is passionate about Sicilian food and cooking and was eager to answer our questions and to volunteer details about the food he showed us and bought at the market and how it was to be cooked.
We had a great time preparing and cooking the lunch with Francesca, his expeienced chef mother, and Bianca, his apprentice 10 year old daughter - it was all great fun yet educational. This was serious instruction and I really copped it for my heavy handed use of pepper....
Even more serious was to sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labour cabonata, hand made macaronni with tomato and basil sauce, and rolled fish fillets in savoury breadcrumbs with lemon - the fish was the local delicacy the extraordinary long, thin, silver spatula - just delicious! All washed down with an excellent DOC Etna Insolia white wine.
Just do it!
This was an amazing experience. I was able to learn a great deal about selecting the best ingredients for a meal. Cooking with the kids just made it even more fun. I had a really wonderful couple who I cooked with and enjoyed the morning too. Thank you so much to the family and viator for allowing me the opportunity to learn and enjoy my own great meal.
If you book ONE thing in Taormina it
needs to be this! Mimo takes to the local market, explains what you and #39;ll be making and the ingredients you and #39;ll be using. Then, at his restaurant you meet the other star of the day, his mother Francesca. She and #39;s the epitome of a Sicilian Mom. A MUST DO!
was amazing, first class of the season, so it was just me and my husband. We had a great time, highlight of Taormina. My husband isnt much of a cooker and he has even made the dishes since coming back to Australia. Highly recommend.
Carl B Ireland
Great fun. I lovely balance between teaching and entertainment. And a great way to spend lunch in Taormina. We may have been fortunate to share our class with a great group of people, but I suspect our guide Mimmo and his mother the chef did a lot to encourage the lovely atmosphere that developed.
We loved it! I would highly recommend this class. First we shopped for our groceries with the son of the chef. He explained what to look for in the produce and fish that we selected. Then we went to the restaurant where we met the chef and started cooking. She explained everything thoroughly. My favorite part of the class was learning to make fresh pasta. Following the cooking we had a lovely lunch with our classmates.
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